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Go here for running gags from Vinny's Tomodachi Life streams.

  • Chalking up particularly creepy corruptions to Satan. Vinny once considered attributing corrupted music to Nine Inch Nails, but it never caught on. Meanwhile, "clown vomit" and "acid wonderland" are used to refer to garbled graphics, particularly textures in 3D game corruptions.
    Vinny: "This is what a clown's septic tank looks like... after years of partying way too hard."
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  • Vinny has a tendency to bring clowns up. In addition to "clown vomit", he also played Grand Theft Auto V as a character named Whacko the Clown (which can be seen here). In 2016 alone he shared a story about two strange clowns he saw in March (which can be seen here), recounted when his cousin tried to scare him with a comic depicting Monster Clowns invading his hometown when they were younger (with Vinny adding that he never really found clowns scary or funny), and joked about obscuring the gameplay footage with a picture of a clown while streaming Kirby: Planet Robobot in June.
  • Vinny usually mentions Terminal 7 brain cancer during corruptions. This often applies to sufficiently creepy Body Horror.
  • It was common to joke that it was Rev's birthday regardless of the actual day after he wished someone a happy birthday on the wrong day. However, the joke got old and he became tired of hearing it. It later became more and more rare and new fans of his don't know of it.
  • When faced with hard jumps, streamers are encouraged to JUMP THE CHASM.
  • The scariest and spookiest games all involve skeletons and/or run on old systems such as Atari 2600.
  • Hootey's playthrough of Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast with a particular sound mod on resulted in a memorable catchphrase. Here's a small sample. It has since become his notification sound for new followers.
  • Joel Tempting Fate as he awaits the results of his antics.
    Joel: Will this look good? Or will this look—bad.
  • Joel's father is said to sound like Kermit the Frog and Joel frequently mocks his voice when quoting or impersonating him.
  • Vinny usually referred to Dampé as "Dampy" during his streams of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, with that pronunciation being an old in-joke between him and Mike. The same streams ended up containing frequent references to hoisting after Yuga used the word "hoist" during a cutscene and Vinny found it oddly amusing, which was followed up by multiple uses of the word "behoove" after Hilda used it when introducing Link to the Sanctuary section of Lorule and Vinny found that oddly amusing as well.
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  • In Joel's Majora's Mask streams, his frequent botching of ocarina songs. Early on his obsession with the dog races was one as well.
  • From Vinny's streams of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D:
    • He often gives characters goofy voices and jokingly butchers the names of characters and locations within the games. For example, he gave the Gorons Simpleton Voices and most of the Zoras (excluding King Zora and Princess Ruto) French accents during his Ocarina of Time 3D streams and referred to Dodongo's Cavern as "Bobongo's Cavern" and "Bunghole's Cavern" during the same streams. He also referred to the Gorons as "Gobons" or "Bogons" (including referring to the Goron's Ruby as "Bogon's Booby", combining Alliterative Name with Unfortunate Names) during his streams of Majora's Mask 3D and sometimes during his streams of Ocarina of Time 3D (generally when using his Goron voice in both games' cases), while Dampé was generally called "Dampy" during streams of both games (with this nickname returning from Vinny's A Link Between Worlds streams). He also often intentionally botched the names of Gold Skulltulas, referring to them as "Gold Spatulas" among other names, with something similar to this happening in the '90s when he made a guide for the original Ocarina of Time that also intentionally botched names to mess with readers, with the guide saying where to find Gold Skulltulas and frequently referring to them by names like the ones he used in his streams of the 3DS version.
    • Vinny frequently compares the sounds the Lizalfos enemies make in both games to the sound made by turtles in a video of turtles mating (which he played the audio of during a stream of Majora's Mask 3D).
    • A comment during the fourth Ocarina of Time 3D stream that Lord Jabu-Jabu's Belly contained what looked like either tofu or throat meat led to one viewer being unable to stop laughing at the phrase "throat meat" followed by more references to throat meat.
    • After the Deku Tree Sprout showed up after Vinny completed the Forest Temple in Ocarina of Time 3D, people started to frequently joke that he wanted to commit genocide against humanity, with the phrase "purge the flesh" frequently showing up in fan art portraying him this way.
    • His Majora's Mask 3D streams saw him alternating between botching ocarina songs (not unlike Joel in his playthrough of the N64 version) and playing them using exactly the same meter as the game itself, as well as playing the regular Song of Time when he meant to play the Inverted Song of Time. He also frequently compared Like Likes to male sex toys and said that the Four Giants used them that way due to their size. He also often gave characters goofy voices when reading their dialogue, such as giving the Gorons Simpleton Voices similar to the ones he used for his Ocarina of Time 3D streams, though he ended up giving giving most of the Zoras Surfer Dude accents instead of the French accents he used for his Ocarina of Time 3D streams (a couple of exceptions being Tijo and Toto, with the latter getting a Spanish accent instead).
  • During Vinny's Super Mario Bros. 3Mix streams, any references to the Mike Matei video that he found out about 3Mix from feature him acting like he has no idea who Mike is, referring to him as "some guy named Mike Matinée".
  • Whenever Joel streams a sprite-edit ROM hack of Super Mario Bros., expect him to pause at the end of the first castle level in preparation for whatever Bowser was changed to, usually saying "Will it be good? Or will it be..." Expect him to pause again when Bowser turns out to be nowhere near what he expected, most of the time finishing his sentence with "...bad." An unchanged Bowser sprite may lead to him anticipating whether the hacker at least changed Toad's text.
  • Whenever a streamer is playing a game that isn't in Twitch's registry, nine times out of ten they will mark themselves as playing "Trash". An obsession with trash in general could be considered a running gag as well.
  • Vinny and Joel have a tendency to mention Danny DeVito's "Trash Man" character in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. For example, Vinny nicknamed a Trubbish "DeVito" in Pokémon Moon because it's a living bag of trash.
  • From Vinny's Game & Wario Miiverse Sketch streams:
    • Whenever Vinny starts to run out of time, he often adds a hastily drawn Luigi (who often licks or French kisses the drawing's subject), or "Speed Luigi" as Vinny would later dub him.
    • On January 5, 2015, he made a few drawings with something other than his hand. Specifically, he drew "Waluigi Stache" with his eye, "Long Cat" with his mouth, and "Birthday Cake" with his foot, noting that this was the correct order for doing those.
    • During the Christmas 2015 stream, several drawings featured Ringo Starr instead of the requested subject.
  • Joel calling God Hand by its Romanized name.
    Joel: GODDO HANDO!
  • Vinny often pretends to not know what a condom is when one appears in a stream. He wrapped one around a teabag (Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder asked him to take a picture of a teabag) and said it was a tea cosy, adding that it keeps the tea from getting too moist. Later someone sent him Vinesauce-themed condoms and he said they were Fruit Roll-Ups. These events led him to joke that he wondered why the tea and the "Fruit Roll-Ups" tasted like spermicide. However, he did break character once to say that he refused to take the condom off the teabag before taking a picture of it, despite the game having trouble recognizing it as a teabag while it was in the condom.
  • Fred's Miitomo streams contained multiple instances of him complaining about the job he had at the time.
    Game: "What would you like to get for your next birthday?"
    Fred: "A job I actually care about"
  • Rev has a tendency to take breaks to drink coffee while playing annoying sounds/songs, such as honking in Death Road to Canada or just the music of terrible Flash games.
  • Vinny made Barret Wallace this during his Final Fantasy VII streams. Usually when Barret was onscreen with Cloud exchanging dialogue with him, Vinny would frequently imitate Barret shouting "You jes' FULL OF SURPRISES, Cloud!" Otherwise he would imitate Barret wistfully saying "Biggs...Wedge...Jessie..." It got hilarious when Vinny unlocked Barret's "Ungarmax" Limit Break, where he would pronounce "anger" as "ungar", since the move's name was supposed to be "Angermax."
  • For generic protagonists, mostly from First-Person Shooters and the like, Vinny would refer to them as "John (insert occupation here)". examples include "John Doom" or "John Space Marine", or "Todd Warrior of Light."
  • From Vinny's streams of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD:
    • Vinny frequently expresses hatred of Malo and also refers to the game's kids in general (primarily Ilia) as aliens, at one point saying that the reason monsters want to kidnap them is because they need a sample of alien DNA.
    • He brings back his goofy, speech-impaired Goron voice from his streams of Ocarina of Time 3D and Majora's Mask 3D.
    • He continually jokingly refers to Midna as a cat, the latter of which annoyed several viewers who didn't know he was joking.
    • Vinny acts annoyed whenever the postman shows up suddenly, often following this up by being amused by his goofy face and voice.
    • When Vinny comes across a Hylian stamp, he discusses whether the stamps he's collected up to that point can be used to post various profanity on Miiverse.
  • If Vinny ends up discussing food during a stream, he ends up commenting that it might not be a good idea to do so because it could make both him and the viewers hungry. During his seventh stream of The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, after the subject of Italian food came up and he gave a particularly detailed description of cannoli, he said that his tendency to stream late at night means that talking about food would be especially bad because not everyone wants to buy cannoli at 1:30 AM.
  • Vinny sometimes uses the term "shitty [name of character/celebrity]" to refer to intentionally bad impressions, such as "shitty Morgan Freeman" during a stream of Super Mario Bros. X and "shitty Bender" (usually in reference to DiMaggio's Tinkie Winkie performance) as a recurring example.
  • From Vinny's streams of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild:
    • After a failed attempt to retrieve a cookbook from Hyrule Castle for a sidequest, Vinny started joking about said cookbook, such as jokingly saying he wondered if it could be found in an unrelated location.
    • Vinny ended up with a habit of accidentally killing foxes, which became comical due to a combination of how frequently it happened, Vinny's reactions, and the fact that the foxes seemed to run toward Link while he was swinging his sword at other things. Some of Vinny's reactions include various Star Fox references, such referring to himself as Andross or referring to Revali as Falco and "apologizing" to him for killing Fox.
    • Multiple instances of jokes Vinny thought were particularly goofy, such as puns that earned a Lame Pun Reaction from him, led Vinny to claim that the jokes in question were probably written by Bill Trinen.
  • From Joel's Doom WAD contest:
    • His intense dislike of Arch-Vilesinvoked.
    • The "Blood Room", a particularly infamous location in one of the many Marathon Levels made for the 2016 event where the player has to Backtrack to when the player hits a switch in order to access new locations. This has to be done many, many times, with switches at opposing ends of the map. The result of this experience became Joel using the term "Blood Room" to describe any Doom map that is unnecessarily tedious. He even mentions this very entry during the first stream for the 2017/2018 contest.
  • Joel is fond of a video of a raccoon eating grapes.
  • Vinny has a tendency to reference the Seinfeld theme whenever slap bass is used in a game's music, such as saying "I'm ready for the Seinfeld theme" after hearing Gladion's battle theme from Pokémon Sun and Moon.
  • From Joel's Pokémon streams:
    • He will usually make fun of Muk's name without saying it outright when either Ekans, Arbok, Grimer, or Muk appears on the screen.
      Joel: D-did you know that, M-Muk backwards is...kobra.
    • invoked Referring to the Urban Legend of Zelda that pressing Up+B when trying to catch a Pokémon is scientifically proven to guarantee a successful capture.
  • During Vinny's Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion streams, a troll spammed him with the sentence "Do you like tartar sauce", a reference to the expansion's final boss. This caused viewers in the chat to spam the same sentence during many plot-important moments.
  • Limes's near-perfect Kid Trunks impression.
  • Vinny tends to bring up the fact that he has an English degree whenever he mispronounces a word, accidentally uses incorrect grammar, or a combination of the two.
  • Vinny, whenever he sees any control menu for any Mario game, will often say this, referencing Mario Teaches Typing:
    Vinny: Get ready to move your pingorrrss!

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